The Argentine, deputising for the injured Ruud van Nistelrooy, admitted he could sense the growing frustration from fans over his lack of goals leading up to last night's triumph.
"Yes, I could hear those murmurs, but they did not have an influence on me. It was important to stay calm. I insisted on this and I insisted until I scored again. In the world of football, one knows that things change from one day to the next and for that reason I was never worried," said Higuain.